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Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Drums 2nd Edition Book and CD

With this book and CD combo, you can learn to play the drums if you're a beginner -- or improve upon your techniques, if you already know the basics. Rate and Review This Product
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Learn to play the drums and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with a newly revised edition of the Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Drums 2nd Edition Book and CD. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment.

Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various drum types and the sounds they create, playing basics, proper drumstick grips, and getting acquainted with standard drum notation. You will then move right along to playing different lines with different tempos, rhythms, and grooves -- all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical and drum notation.

You will learn to play beats and fills in an array of musical styles, including rock, country, jazz and Latin. Upon completion of this book, you will be able to play in a band and read standard drum music.

Titles Included:

- Technique Builder #5
- Mini Music Lesson: First and Second Endings
- New Meters
- Note & Rest Review
- Sweet Sixteenths
- Mini Music Lesson: Flags and Beams
- Rolllin' Over
- Technique Builder #4: Introduction to the Multiple-Bounce Roll
- Triplets
- More Triplets
- How to Read Music
- Cancan; Hora; Irish Jig; Two-Step; Bunny Hop/ "Hokie-Pokie"
- Mini Music Lesson: One-Bar Repeat Sign
- Technique Builder #3: Introduction to the Double-Stroke Roll
- Three's Company
- Mini Music Lesson: Two-Bar Repeat Sign
- Fill In the Blanks
- Part III: More Basics
- Mini Music Lesson: Multiple Dynamics
- Special Techniques
- Fills Using Special Techniques
- More Sixteenths
- Blues; Dixieland
- Ballads
- Straight Time/Swing
- Shuffle
- Waltz
- Rockin', Reelin', Readin' and Repeatin'
- Mini Music Lesson: The Repeat Sign
- Mixin' It Up
- It Takes Two
- Technique Builder #2
- Crazy Eighths
- Mini Music Lesson: Flags and Beams
- More Eighths
- Stick to It!
- Part IV: Playing Beats & Fills
- Practicing This Section
- Rock
- Early
- Waltz; Shuffle (Rock-a-Billy)
- Up Tempo (Fiddle Tunes); Rock; "Train" Rhythm
- Sitting In: Waltz; "Train" Rhythm; Rock
- Jazz
- Look Ma, No Hands
- Keeping Time
- Mini Music Lesson: Phrases
- Easy Does It
- "Help!"
- Sitting In: Dixieland; Ballad; Swing & Shuffle; Waltz
- Latin
- Samba; Bossa Nova; Calypso
- Cha Cha; Tango; Mambo
- Part I: Getting Started
- A Brief History of the Drums
- What to Play (Selecting Your Instruments)
- How-to-Play Basics
- Learning from the Book
- Using Your Grip--The Fingers
- Technique Builder #1: Introduction to the Single-Stroke Roll
- Play Now!
- Your First Experiments
- Polka; Waltz; Mexican Hat Dance; Charleston
- Sitting In: Bossa Nova; Calypso; Cha Cha, Tango & Rumba
- Special Requests
- Using Your Grip--The Wrist
- Rumba (Bolero); Beguine
- Mini Music Lesson: Symbols for Sounds--Notes, Symbols for Silence--Rests
- The Framework
- Reading Your First Lines of Music
- Part V: Odds & Ends
- Keeping Your Equipment in Shape
- Replacing a Drumhead
- Sitting In: Early ('60s); Metal; Reggae; Funk
- Country
- Disco/Dance
- Reggae (Ska)
- Funk
- Shuffle
- Being Your Own Teacher
- Where to Go from Here
- Other Useful Alfred Drumset & Percussion Publications
- Using Your Feet
- Where to Play
- Part II: Learning the Basics
- Mini Music Lesson: The Pace of Music--Tempo
- Hard/Metal
- Get into the Groove
- The Lines & Spaces--Where Instruments Are Indicated
- Tuning, Drumheads
- Rolls
- Up Tempo
- Bluegrass; Early
- Dotted Rhythms
- Mini Music Lesson: Dotted Rhythms--Waking Up the Music
- Digging In!
- Hi-Hat Technique
- Basic Beats Using New Meters
- Mini Music Lesson: Pick-Ups zZounds is an authorized dealer of Alfred Music Publishing products.
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